Sebastian Coates
Sebastian Coates struggled for Liverpool, but could get a second chance in the Premier League with Fulham.

Liverpool are hoping to offload defender Sebastian Coates for a fee of around £5m with Fulham believed to be interested in giving the Uruguayan another chance to shine in the Premier League.

Coates arrived at Merseyside in 2011 and was a highly sought-after transfer coup for then-manager Kenny Dalglish.

But adjusting to the Premier League after making the move from Uruguayan side Nacional has proven to be difficult, and last season the 22 year old made just 12 appearances for the club's senior line-up, five of those being in the league.

As Brendan Rodgers looks to trim his squad further to make up for having a particularly tight budget in recent transfer windows, the manager is reportedly willing to let Coates leave for around £5m.

And the Daily Mail are reporting that Fulham are particularly interested in the centre-back, believing that given a regular chance with the senior side Coates will find his feet in the Premier League.

Fulham have already made four signings this summer with midfielder Derek Boateng and goalkeeper Marteen Stekelnburg arriving, while defenders Sascha Riether and Fernando Amorebieta also made the move to Craven Cottage.

The arrival of Kolo Toure may well for the young defender to leave as he looks to get more regular game time in the lead up to the 2014 World Cup.

Coates is yet another one of Dalglish's purchases to become surplus to requirements at Anfield, with Andy Carroll and Charlie Adam both departing after joining for big-money fees, while Stewart Downing continues to be linked with an exit.

If Coates does join Martin Jol at Fulham, it could be under very uncertain circumstances, with recent reports suggesting that the club may be sold by current owner Mohamed Al Fayed to a foreign party.